According to Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey, Markham is the most culturally diverse community in Canada, with over 72.3 per cent of Markham residents were “visible minorities” as of 2011.
February is Black History Month, and in celebration, Markham will be hosting the Black History Month Community Awards at the Markham Civic Centre located at 101 Town Centre Blvd (near Highway 7 and Warden Ave). The ceremony will be held on Monday, February 10 from 11am to 1pm. The purpose of the event is to recognize notable Canadian citizens of African or Caribbean descent who have made important contributions to the Markham community.
Also in the itinerary are musical and acting performances by students from across Markham and York Region as well as acts by Canadian spoken word artist Dwayne Morgan.
The cost of admission is free, and ample parking is available.